Meet Our Staff
Cathy has been active in the eyecare/medical field since 1982 and with our office since 2004. Cathy had many years as an ophthalmology surgical nurse so you may find her assisting Dr. Branning in the exam room as well as helping out in just about every area of our office. She will gladly schedule your appointments, take your phone calls, and answer any questions you might have about our office. Cathy lives in Custer with her husband. She enjoys reading, sports, and traveling.
Jenny has worked in the medical industry since 1985, and specifically in the eye care industry since 2004. Jenny joined the staff in 2011 as the optometric technician. Aside from doing exam pre-testing and pre-screening in the exam rooms, Jenny also conducts special testing such as Visual Fields and Retinal Photos. Jenny lives in Scottville with her husband and two sons. Her summers are spent at Tamarac Village on Hamlin Lake. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, needlework, and reading.
Shelby joined the staff at West Shore Eye Care in May 2013. She graduated from West Shore Community College with her certificates in Medical Office Assisting and Medical Billing/Coding. Shelby continued her education by attending Walman Optical's optician program and is now working towards becoming an ABO certified optician. In addition to working in our optical department, Shelby fills in at the front desk and enjoys pre-testing and preforming imaging services for patients. She was born and raised in Ludington. Shelby enjoys reading, photography, hunting/fishing, and spending time with her husband, family, and friends.
Meg joined our office in November 2014 as the Marketing & Customer Care Coordinator. She actively manages our social media presence, customer outreach and marketing initiatives. A graduate of Aquinas College in Business Administration & Communications, she has been heavily involved in our local community as an event planner. They have recently welcomed their first son Mayer. She is also a Board Member of Sandcastles Children's Museum and the Ludington Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Megan joined the staff at West Shore Eye Care as receptionist in September 2014. Megan will answer your calls, schedule your appointments, and will answer any questions you may have about our office. She has been in the eye care industry since August 2013. She grew up in Bear Lake and moved to Fountain in 2011 where she lives with her son and significant other. Megan enjoys spending time with her family, camping, scrap booking, and taking her little guy for walks and bike rides.
Rebecca has worked in the eye care field since 1997. She is a Certified Ophthalmic Technician. Aside from doing exam pre-testing and pre-screening in the exam rooms, she also conducts special testing such as Visual Fields, Retinal Photo's and OCT's. Rebecca is a Ludington native who has returned home to raise her family. She has a daughter, Sydney, and son, Nathaniel. She enjoys walking, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.
Rachel, whom recently joined our staff, spent 4 1/2 years as an optical receptionist offering exceptional customer service. She gained further experience for 2 years as an Optician assisting patients with eyewear repairs, visual fields, contact lens fittings, and dispensing new eyewear. Rachel and her children reside in Hesperia. Away from the office, her hobbies include singing and baseball.
Amy joined the staff as a receptionist in June 2015. She's happy to take your calls, schedule your appointments, and answer any questions that you may have about our office. She was born and raised in Ludington, but currently resides in Free Soil with her husband and two children. When Amy isn't in the office she has a real passion for people and life. She enjoys outdoor adventures with her family, bonfires with friends, and volunteer work including baking for fundraisers.
Jeri's lifelong career in the eye care industry unfolded in June of 1977 when employed by Dr. Tewel and Dr. Poposki she became American Board of Opticianry certified. This was followed by certification at the National Board of Contact Lens Examiners (1979), a Fellow of National Board of Opticians (1981), and the Joint Commission in Ophthalmology as an Ophthalmic Technician (1983). In 1986, Jeri joined West Shore Eye Care as a lab assistant and optician, leaving in 1994 for a position at Reimer Eye Center where she was a technician for 21 years. Jeri is back at West Shore Eye Care excited to continue her interests in fitting eye glasses, contact lenses, and facilitating services for the visually impaired. Jeri and her husband John enjoy their two adult children and extended fur family of cat, dog and horses.
Eva recently join our team as a Technician. More information to follow!
Tonya has been in the optical industry since 1973 and an optician with our office since 2002. Tonya runs our lab and her expertise in the field of lens fabrication is a real asset when assisting patients with frame selection. She also does repairs, adjustments and dispenses new eyewear. Tonya is an American Board of Opticianry (ABO) certified optician. Tonya lives in Fountain with her husband and has 2 grown sons and 4 grandchildren. She enjoys car racing and snowmobiling with her family.
January 2016 Update: Tonya has recently retired from actively working at West Shore Eye Care, but is continuing to fill in from time to time.